Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
with a further loss of life. and also the norwegian government ministry of foreign affairs confirming that the military operation is over in algeria. we may be begin to get clarity finally now after four days, as you say, of really wildly conflicting numbers on the number of hostages taken, on the number that may have been killed, on the number of terrorists that were involved. final at the seems that algerian special forces have regained control of that facility, killing the remaining hostage -- terrorists but with a number of hostages being killed in the fire-fight. >> and dan, do you have any details on how some of these survivors and hostages were able to escape? and what kind of condition they were in? >> reporter: amazing stories of how they evaded the terrorists. some hid in the ceiling area. some hid under their beds. some of them, you know, ran for their lives as the terrorists tried to make a break for it in vehicles that were then attacked by helicopter gunships. and one miraculous survivor, an irishman, steven mcfall, happened to be in the one vehicle that wasn't shot up b
Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
we're watching this morning. the chance of a federal government default in the next few weeks has dropped significantly. thanks to house republican leaders who agreed to vote next week to extend the debt limit for three months. this is a 180 from their earlier refusal to delay the debate. but there's a catch. both the house and senate must pass a budget before the extension expires. and if they don't, guess what, congress won't get paid. former new orleans mayor ray nagin, is facing legal trouble, been indicted on 21 federal charges of corruption, including bribery, money laundering, fraud and filing false tax returns. nagin was mayor of new orleans during hurricane katrina and its aftermath. they say he used his office for personal gain, free trips, payoffs and thousands of bribes. >>> 29 pediatric death this is season from the flu, the number of elderly people hospitalized with flu-like illnesses is also spiking according to the centers for disease control. 30 states now report high levels of the flu. that's six more than last week. for the first time, california is on the list.